Tools and Resources

Tips From an Editor of a SoTL Journal

Liz Grauerholz provided this presentation from the perspective of an editor of a SoTL journal, sketching the common features of both successful and unsuccessful publishing attempt.

SPSS User Guide

You may download the PDF or DOC version of the SPSS Guide. Or view the online version.

Sample SoTL Research

RITE Samples of UCF SoTL Research
Examples of SoTL research by UCF faculty from the UCF Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness.

Example of SoTL Project (PPT)
PowerPoint slides of a SoTL project on gender and active learning from the UCF Department of Political Science.

A Sample SoTL Dissertation
Information about a SoTL dissertation project on online learning.

AuthorStream video
Discussion of research designs

Mixed-methods research

Other Resources

Carnegie SoTL Tutorial
PowerPoint presentation from the Carnegie Foundation and the University of Indiana-Bloomington, covering SoTL descriptions, definitions, parameters, scope, examples, methodologies, and publication ideas.

Videos on SoTL Topics
Online videos (WMV) from the FCTL website including one that addresses common faculty questions about SoTL at UCF.

MERLOT
Mutlimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Links to government agencies and public organizations on educational topics including SoTL.

ERIC Database
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database - Sponsored by the IES section of the U.S. Department of Education. Over a million citations here include broader concepts relating to education (more than just SoTL), but the keyword searches and article summaries will help you narrow the results to SoTL-relevant publications.

SoTL at Other Universities

Carnegie Academy for SoTL:
http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/scholarship-teaching-learning

Indiana University at Bloomington SoTL:
http://www.indiana.edu/~sotl

Illinois State University SoTL:
http://sotl.illinoisstate.edu/
http://illinoisstateuniversitysotl.wordpress.com/ (blog)

Iowa State SoTL:
http://www.celt.iastate.edu/sotl/

Kennesaw State University—Calendar of Teaching Conferences:
http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/resources/na_conf_list.html

Kennesaw State University—SoTL Journal List:
As a supplement to our own list, Kennesaw State University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides an up-to-date resource for journals related to SoTL at http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/resources/journals.html

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching SoTL Guide:
https://my.vanderbilt.edu/sotl/

Western Carolina SoTL:
http://www.wcu.edu/sotl

 

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